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VOL. I.] WINNSBORO, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, 1865.
THE TRI-WEEKLY NEWS:
BY J. E. BRITTON.
TII TRI-WEEKLY NEWS Is poblii-hed
' oday. Thursday and Saturday at $1.00
A iERTSR M25VNT
Will be inserto1 at $5.00 a square, ten line.
or less constituting a rqunre.
AT TIIS OFFICE, WOOLEN OR COT.
ton Rage, for which market price will 4po
aid. [apt 13'05
BEGS LEAVETOiNFORM TlE LADIES,
t hat she is prepared to repair and're-shapo
HO OP-S KIRT S.
Any work'ofthis kind, entrusted to her,
Avill be executed to sat isfaction, and at rea.
.vonable charges. Orders left at the Winne.
boro 1otel will be promptly attended to.
itae of Soai. Carofia.,
Co.uMBIA, March 27. 1805.
T lE invasion of the State has renidered
.it proper that. the Legislative Depart
inent of the government of the State should
be convened, that -itch measures may be
vrdoptoz! as the welfare of the State may re
4luire. And for that purpose the netnbers
f the Senate and the liouse of liepresenta.
tives of the State of South Carolina are here
biy invited to assenble at Greenville. on
'tTESD,4Y, the 25th day of April, 1865, att
12 o'clock At.
Ily the (overnor: A. 0. MAGIATIl.
Otlicial : W. S. ELIroT T, Irivate Seo'y.
&dY^ All papers in the State will copy
Antilthe time for the meeting 'of thq Legis
C. & - ..C tallroit.
8 the immediate reeonstruction of this
road is highly important, all tmaterials*
of iron, ties and stringars are needed, and
their removal is forbidden by any one.
april 6,65 WM. .10 IINSTON, Pres't.
Olis"n' tov CIInfaiaela,
8 the title ot a collection of ndmirable
stories. motly founded on facto aind
which originally appeared in the Southern
i'resyiterian and Confederate Jlaptist, over
;he signature of " Tt:Acunn."
The rapid sale of this work, (over 1800
enpies having been sold,) speaks well for the
favor with which it has been received by the
Southern public. There is nothing secta
rian contained in it, the atthors' object be
itig the inculcation of true piety amongst
the rising generatiton.
Copies can be proourodatthis office. Price
$. .t. F. MILLER.
Valuable Book Found.
SCOTT'q COMMENTARY, vol. 2., 1.
Kings-Proverbs, has been left at. this
effice for the owqgr, who can get it by call
ing aid paying for this advertisement.
G RINDS Cora on Thursday, Friday and
Sattirday. Tift and a half miles below
winnsboro. Meal given in oexchange for
oil and tallow at old prices.
mch 28'06-tw T. W. WOODWARD.
II'dq'rs 7M. Iteg'I $. C. Cavairy.
CAMP NEAR RIcuMoND,
. March 10, 1865.
OFFICERS and Soldiers .f the Seventh
Regiment of South Carolina Cavalry.
who are now absent without leave are called
upon to Teturn without delay to their com
Many brave metr linger togprotect 'Lhseir'
-suffering .liomp~s, or to engage the enemy
upon their own soil--cowards dilake the
same excuse-but by remaining absent from
their posts In the army they weaken our
strength and postpone the hour of victory
and peace. Soldiers must promptly return
'or 6tpublished as "deserters," arrested as
"dese4qs" and punished as "desertera.,"
The d bsution of railroads is no excuse.
Brave men w1Uage their journey on foot.
or on horseback, sifr~ in their pests of
.dutty in the Army. It il1 be no exeuse to
a soldier, thtat he Is 4o01 l~ty in an other
commnand; this can onl~b , e mitted by
an order from the',Comtluan er -Chief
without. his order it is a mIlitary: ,.
It is especially urged upon men'- bring
'with them good horses: beinig diesne
1will not obtain for them new furilouglib, u
tritnafers to infantry.
A. C. IIASKELL.
Col. 7th Reg't. 8. C. Cavalry.
' umsbsisance Depar'tnneoa.
OFFICE A. A. C. 8.. C. 8. A.
. Wasxanono, 8. O~., March81, 1865.
A LL persons having demands against
'this o~ioe will please present a state.
snest of their olaims forthwrith for settle
snet -FRNK MYER8,
apr l'65-8pd A. A. C.'8
........... . ..
Hdq'rs Arais of tise C..S.,
1ira, FxnnuAnY, 1805.
T HB discipline and efficiency of the aryny
have been greatly impaired by men
leaving their proper commands to join
others, in which they find servico uore agree
This practice almost as injurious-in its
consequences as the crime of desertion, by
the Articles of .War, exposes the offender to
a sinillar punishment, and subjects the offi.
cer receiving him to dismipsal from the
It is t herefore declared that the provisions
of General Orders No. 2, of this date, from
army headquarters, apply to such men as
have left tiu i' proper commands and joined
others without. being regularly transferred.
They -will receive the pardon promised in
that order upont complying with its condi
tions, or suffer the consequences attached
to neglecting it.
The names of such absentees will be
forthwith reported to these headrfuarters by
the oflicers with whom they are serving, and
immediate measures taken to return them to
their proper commands.
As soon as practicable an inspection will
lie imade, and charges will .be preferred
against those who neglect. to enforce this
mch 23'65-6 R. E. LEE, General.
H dq'rs Arnales of lie C. Stales,
11th FRnaUA,4Y, 1865.
. No 2.- 1
IN entering upon the campaign about to
open, the General-in Chief feels assur'
ed that the soldiers who have so long and
so nobly borne the hardships and dangers of
the war, require no exhortation to respond
to the calls of honor and duty.
With the liberty transmitted by their fore.
fathers they have inherited the spirit to do
The choice betreen war and abject sub
mission is before them.
To such a proposal brave men with arms
in their hands can have but one answer.
Thjey .cannot 'barter manhood for peace,
nor the right of self-government for life or
But justice to then reqiires a sterner ad
monition to those who have abandoned their
courades in the hour of peril. -
A last. opportunity is ofered them to wipo
out the disgrace and escape the punishment
of their crimes.
By authority of the President of the Con
federate States, a parden is announced to
such deserters and men improperly absent,
as shall return to the commands to which
they belong within the spjo'test possible
time, not exceeding twenty days from the
publication of this order at the headquar
ters of the department in which they% may
Those who amay be prevented by inter
ruption of- communications, may. report
within the time specified to the nearest En
rolling Officer or other officer on duty, to be
fowarded as soon as. practicable, an( upon
presenting a certificate froma such officer
showing compliance with 'his roqu4rement,
will receive tihe pardon. hereby-offered.
Thohe who have deserted to the service of
the enemy, or wto have deserted after hav
ing been once pardoned for the samq otfenice,
and those who shall -desert, or absent them
selves without authority after the publica
tion of this order, are excluded from its bene
fits. Nor does the offer of pardon extend
to other offences than desertion and absence
By the same authority, it is also declared
that no geneVal amnesty will again be grant
ed, and those who refuse to accept the par
don now offetied, or who s0ll hereafter de
sert or absent themselves without leave,
shall suffer such punishment as the Courts
may impose, and no application for clemon
cy will be entertained.
Taking new , resolution from the fate
which our enemies intend for us, let eTery
man devote all his energies to the common
.' Our rehources wisely and vigorousl' em
ployed, are ample, and-a brave iarmy, sus
tained by a determined atid utilted people,
aucoess, with God's assistane, -osnoot be
The advantages of. the A-emy will h'ave
,but little walue If we do not permIt them to
imgair our resolution. Let us, then, op.
pose constancy to adversity, fortitude to
suffering and .courage to danger, with the
firm assurance that He who gave freedom
to our fathters will bless the efforts' of their
children to preserve It.
mech 28'65--6 R. E. LEE, Gengtral.
The Executive: ;
Hon. Jag1 DAvis, of Miss., President,.
Hon. A. HI. STBYEas, of Ga,, Ytce-.Lreeideate
y. P. IDNJANIKN, of :La., Secketary of State.I
0. A. TaasnoOLN, uf 8. C..~ See'g qf 19esur.
J. C.DBancarslou, of Ef., 8e0'y of War.
8. R. MAL6r~bY, of Fla., 8ec'y of the 2Vpt'y.
Hot). Glao. Davasi, of N. C., Attorney Genewal.
JontN H. ReAGAN, of Texas, Poeswmater Gens.
. Head. qf Bureaue:
ufus R. Rhodes, Commissioner of Patents.
, . W. lielson, Sup't of Public Printing.
. Sant. cooper, AdJ't and Jnspectoi- Gen.
30 ,8. Preston, Chief of Buraeau of Con
Ben. A. R. Lawton, Qeartrm .Gen.
8. 7'oere,,Snre.on- eneral.' .
K. 1.~ as, Mela uveyoL'
LA of .every descriptiona for' !a
State Record of Names of De
SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE
COLUMBIA, Jauuary 1(, 1805.
ER appointment by the Legislatur
to prepare this ecord, I earnesti
appeal to the families or friends of. our de
ceased soldiers to send me at once their name
&e., while thero is an opportutlity to secur
accurate information. liqgpital register
and reports.of casualties from'the army ar
deficient in the information reqtired; it mmu
be otirined at home.
The lecord will date back to the beginninj
of the war. and include all who have beei
killed in battle or died of wotAids receive
in battle, or from diseatie or accident. I
you have been so fortunate as not to los
friend or relative. yet remember that it i
noble to rescue from oblivion the name o
but que friendless youth who had gone fron
your ne'aiborhood to (lie in our cause.
Give:-!, Name ein full 2. From wha
District. 8. llank. 4. Company. 5. Regimen
and arm of service. 6. Died, year, month
day. 7. Cause .of death, and remarks (al
where bodied, age, previously wounded, &c.
Circulars and blanks to be illed will bi
sent to such as desire them. No fee or expensi
is incurred by any one forhaving the recor<
inade. . The State is endeavoring to fulfill i
sacred obligation in securing now, and re
cording for posterity, the names of all ho
sons who have fallen i;I this war. In 1862
the Convention unanimously resolved tha
this should be done, "as a token of respee
to their memories, and a legacy of inestima
ole value to their friends;" and t he resolutioi
was kent forth, by their order, to be read t<
our regiments, battalia .nd companiel
everywhere. Many -a lirave soldier ma'
hrive died in solitude or rushed lpon the foe
with the thought in his heart that his nami
would be honorably preserved at home.
feb 13'05-d8 WhI J. RIVERS.
To tMe Frievads of time Soldier
TiHROUGIHOUT TIlE CONFBEIElACY.
QUAITMIMAsTxMa GON's DEVAIMNT,
Railroad Bureau, Richinond, Feb. 20.'64.
r IlE friends aind relatives of soldiers it
rthe Army ofNort hern Virgiiia'are here
by notified that ain arrangement. has this dii
been effected with the Southern Expres
Company, to carry all psckages of food an<
wearing apparel to Itichmond, Va.
To secure the .advantages thus oetaine<
through the Express Company, the followini
instructions must be observed:
Packages must not contain more than on
hundred pounds; be well secured, neid plainli
marked; and sent. at the oxpense of the ship
per to either of the 8oldiers' Relief Assoca
tions, which are ldated as follows:
In North Carol'na, at Raleigh ;-in Sout
Carolina at Colutbiat in Georgia,.at Augusta
in Alabama, at.AMontgoinmry, or to any othei
point at which one of these Associat ions hav
an office. .
The Agentsof these Associations will tiher
take charge of them, find ship daily, b:
Southern Express Company, to the prope:
Agents of the respective States at. tichnion
who will see them distributed to the prope
T6 meet tie wishes of the soldiers, and t<
give them a certain and speedy communlca
tion with home, tie Southern Express Com
pany has agreed to give this freight prefer
once over everything else; and. in order tha
no obstacle may occur to the success of s
laudable an enterprise, the several railvoa<
companies are Ilereby requested to render th
Express Company'such faicilities as will ens
ble it to mnake this arrangement asompleti
As. the Southern Express, any as
suies all responsibility of lt Tr#isporta
tion of 'these packages, the lef Associa
tions are requested to withdr their agenti
wiid have heretofore acted q travelling
messengers. If the Relief Association wil
establish agencies in the rear of 'oiher arm
les, they may enjoy the same privileges here
by scoured to the army of Northern Vir
ginia. . F. W. SIMd,
Approved, Lt. Col..and Quaiterm'r.
A. H. LAwToN, Quartermaster Gen'l.
OFFICE SOUTmnN lxPItas CO.,
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 20, 1864.
The SouthErn Express Compa bj
notify the friends and relatives of 8!ri
in the Army of Northern Virgitia and e
where.'that they are prepared to carry ou
arrangements as nnounced in the bov
card, ttd'that they will do all in their powe
to fnlfil ite requiremnents.
fe 8'5ejs'18up'& and Acting Pres't.
* Mlaster William, Miteen :
A youth'.of briipigin tagents, toko was ruinei 6
By the author of "Georgia Scenes-"
ABOUT' t~Wo hundred an jfty pages oc
tavo--weli printed w ih neat. pape1
covers. Written in Judge Longetreet's bes
ad most humorous style. Pt-lce $5, foi
wbieh we will mend a copy, post paid, to an:
pout of thes Confelermoy. The usual'dhm
ount, to the trade.
All o'ders should he addressed to'
BIURKE,'UOYKIN & CO.
feb 18'65 liaoon, Ga.
Tme Tri-Weekiy News.
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LI.I kinds of JOB WO5I&lnlsaly execc
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RCPOtTS OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION
. . Southern News.
AUGUSTA, April 12.-The negro raid
under Foster is supposed to be moving
, towards Charlotte, N. C., from near
The latest accounts and latest advices
t from Montgomery at noon, state thidt tle
enemy .wrre in six miles of the city.
Our troops'were preparing to evacuate.
Columbus is being prepared against
t an invasion. Stores are being removed
eastwaid, and several hospitals from the
r city, and Macon, have been ordered to
Charlotte, N. C.
From the West.
AUGusTA, April 11.-Late advices
from Montgomery and Columbus repro
sent those places as being strongly forti.
fied, and in excellent promise of defence.
.Tle negroes lwtve been impressed in
Montgomery for the.purpose of carrying
cotton to the outskirts of tle place for
burning, if necessary, The boys of
Montgomery have been organized and
arnmed in style. Watt's cadets promise
to do good service. The city is subsid
- Jng, and is now quiet. The people con
tinue to move their slaves and valtables.
Many able-bodied men have left. dis.
gracefully and cowardly, though rnany
of the citizens are aroused and are act.
ing for a determined defence of the city,
which, if taken, will leave the eneny
only. empty houses. In case of an evac
untion. every building'containing cotton
is ordered to be burned. There are
more officers and men running from dan.
ger in Columbus than any where else in
the Confederacy. Officers collecting
Wheelers cavalry are ordered to remove
tocampseast of Chattahooebie. Gom
munication -with Mobile remains cut off,
and the movements of the Yankees west
of Montgomery are supposed to be still
progressing in thQ rear on Mobile.
Northern papers significatly state
that Sheridan has gathered two schoon
- irs loaded with negroes during his raid
in Virginia, a journaliqt, remarking on
this reminds us that the,slave trade con.
tinues from the Yankees.to the Southern
parts of the West Indies and the slave
ljolding countries of South America.
The same United States f0#g that was
lowered at Fort Sumiter will be raised
on that work by Gen. Anderson, at noon,
on A pril 14th. Fort Sumter and all
tI.e forts and batteries that fired on it,
will stute the old flag with one hundred
guns each. Henry Ward Beecher de
livers the address, and Sherman is ex.
pected to preside over and direct the im.
posing inilitary ceremonies of the occa
Auue 12.-John Ryan is
on trial y the United States
Provost van'nah. The charge
is that I egroes into the.Con.
federacy them as teamsters to
Maj. Fi ugusta. Negro evi
dence w prove the chargeq.
He isatab om the Provost Courts,
Judge PaI residing, to the military
commandant for fuither investigation.
The capture of a GoodiA~oe paper says
that a Federaf war stoa or put into
Table Bay, on Jan. 9,.wii.104t.he crew of
the Lizzie M. Stcey, vhic*vas burned
at sea by the Confederate erimeer, Shmen.
andor.h, which.bnrnt the Alena, ' Husan
D. Godfrey and Charter Oak, and bond
ed the Kate PMe, and would have bond
. ed the Ade L-uda but she belonged to
Confederate. friends in-Baltimuore.
New York ilajes of the 30th says that
gold opened at 152, then wenmt to 152)
and closed at 1511. Money is abundant
among stockholders at 67 per cent. de
mand. There is a limited cotton demand
and limited prices and a declined market,
whieh closed very irregular with a
downward tendency, There were sales
of 450 Jbales in.Washington, on March
A special dispatch says that the losses
in the 9th army corps is very much
larger than was at first reported. The
killed on both sidee were exchanged for
Masjor General Meade has . issued a
congratulatory order saying that thme
battle of tle 25th resulted in'va thdrough
defieat of the Confederates, Hoe claims
to have captured strong entrenchments
on Pickett's line, under a htuvy artillery
fire from the main workcs: %Ie daptu*'ed
ten hattle flags, 2800 .priuoihers. Two
lessens have been-learned by these oper
:ationsa. One is that no fortified line.,l
howvever strongr. will'nprotect an army
from an intropid and audacious enemy,
unless it is vigilautly guarded. The
other is that no disaster or misfortune is
irreparable when an euergy and bravery
is displayed and a determinasption to re.
cover w lat was lost by promptly assum
ing the ofronsive.
The steamship Eagle arrived froin
Havana on The 24th from Gafveston,
The blockade r'niners Col. Lamb, FOX
Jane, 1anlshce, Pelican, Fany and others
are lying in ports. Several are being
The steamer Mexico arrived, loaded
.wiih cotton, at Matamnoras.
R. S. Wood, an English steaner, has
arrived f.on Nassau with a large cargo
of navikl equipments. - The English
steaners Arcadia and Will-o-the. Wisp
arrived on the 24th. *
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T lIE Proprietors of the Mercury having
purchased the SOUTIIInN FiILD ANt
FinrsinE, and finding it impossible to make
arrangements which would insure a regular
supply of paper, upon account of the ir.teg.
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the FIELD AND FIREstE at Augusta, Ga.,
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FI.LD AND FIRESIDE to Raleigh and om
bined these two sterling Literary Journals.
The MERCURY is thereforc merged Into the
SoUtatN FIELD AND FIREsIDE, and will be
so published until'tho state of the country
will justify a divergement, when both pa
pers will be resumed and continued as here
tofore. Subscribers to both journals will
receive the paper to the full time of sub
scription without delay or interruption.
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of contradiction, that the extensive and
splendid array of copibined talent now em
ployed in writing for the FIELD AND FinE
aiDR surpasses in genuine merit, ability. ce
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Address WM. B. SMITiI & CO.,
feb 18'65 . Raleigh, N. C.'
N~ow -R eady.
T HIE Janutary number of T HE-KEITONE,
the orilyM Masonlio Magazi'-e in the
South. The Grand Lodge or North Caro
lina, at RaleIgh, Dec. 7th, 1864, was pleas
ed to pass the following res tion :
Whereas, Brother WM. B. 'Smith. ot this
oity, has etdmmeneed the. pubhlention of a
Monthly PeIodical devoted .tadhe-Imterest,
of the Masonic Fraternity, entftleil Tun
Kuaros., and whereas, ai'oik of this kind
is very much needed by the Craft through
out the Confederate States, therefore,
Reaolved, That this Grand Lodge recom
mend said work to the Subordinate Lodges
and the Craft generally.
.E To the Patb1Ic.
HE ubscriber'.will pay lbrlrwd
for the recovery of his books, nanmely.
t~wo day bookd and two ledgers. Tbiy were
taken by some persons from the lot wl~
the funitutve was aled one drawer bp
tug to abureau. S. WO(IJJ